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Cincinnati’s Newest Boutique: Leeli and Lou

There’s a new boutique in town and I promise you’re going to absolutely LOVE it!

Last week we were lucky enough to check out Leeli and Lou’s Grand Opening event in Hyde Park! Below are a few pictures we snapped at the event!

Be sure to like them on Facebook for all their updates on new arrivals and events to come to the store! You can read more about the new shop and the local lady behind it in this week’s issue of Cincy Chic!




Elizabeth Lance, owner of Leeli + Lou


Pink Peacock Boutique’s Grand Opening April 25th!

Pink Peacock Boutique, a brand new shop in West Chester, will be hosting their grand opening April 25! Click here to learn all about the grand opening event!

Lucky for you they’ll be offering a sneak peak of their boutique at Cincy Chic’s April 17 Posh Professional Mixer! At the mixer, you’ll get to spring into fashion and your future full of fashion, networking, cocktails and shopping a variety of other boutiques and vendors! The Posh Professional Mixer will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at PNC Bank on 4th and Vine in Cincinnati.

Pink Peacock is the first-ever designer Indian Boutique in Cincinnati, featuring authentic Indian clothing and AMAZING jewelry! So, make sure you check out the mixer and her grand opening event to see all of Pink Peacock’s gorgeous goodies for yourself!

The fashion show for the Posh Professional Mixer will begin at 6:30 and the event will feature a PNC presentation called “Retiring How and When You Want To.” Clothing for the fashion show will be provided by True Adorn Boutique. Hair/Makeup by The Blowdry Bar. Vendors include: Chapeau Couture Hat BoutiquePink Peacock BoutiqueStella & Dot with Kelly PatekZeal for Life Wellness with Marsha George. Everyone who attends will receive a swag bag full of goodies!

Visit Pink Peacock Boutique’s Facebook page to learn more about the grand opening and RSVP for Cincy Chic’s Posh Professional Mixer by clicking here.



Cincinnati Model Khadisha Gaye To Appear on The Face March 5!

1604599_802644146429229_642897083_nMTM model Khadisha Gaye will appear on season 2 of “The Face,” premiering March 5th at 10 p.m. on Oxygen. She just modeled for a Cincy Chic event in December – so we’re definitely rooting her on!

The Face is a modeling competition series that tests participants on fundamental skills and versatility as a model in photo shoots, runway shots and commercials.

Don’t forget to check out The Face on Wednesday night and cheer on Khadisha!

Ivy Costa Launch Party February 20!

unnamedMy friend, Ivy, is launching her own styling company and having a celebration Thursday, February 20th, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The launch party will be held at Boca at 114 E 6th Street in Cincinnati. Light bites and spirits will be provided while everyone gathers to celebrate this exciting new venture in her career! We’ve also written about the fashionista over at Cincy Chic, which you can check out by clicking here and here.

If you’d like to attend, RSVP by February 15th to Ivy@IvyCosta.com. Space is limited so make sure you reserve your spot today!

Cincy Chic’s SEVENTH Anniversary Party Re-Cap!

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My Chic team! (left to right) Drew Ross, Stephanie Zastawa, me, Gwendolyne Rodriguez, and Kerry Francis!

So…. my little dream of Cincy Chic not only became a reality and survived an amazingly craptastic economy… we turned SEVEN last week!! Can you believe it??

The super cute spread Cincy Style Bar had for us!
The super cute spread Cincy Style Bar had for us!

Of course, that gave me and my Chic team reason to celebrate, and celebrate in style we did! 🙂 I went with a Marilyn Monroe “Seven Year Itch” theme on the invites to staff… “celebrating seven years, and an itch to be even more fabulous this year!” Our first stop was at Cincy Style Bar to get glammed up for the occasion.

I love love love hosting events there. They just think of everything… they had colorful balloons, champagne chilling and a personalized cake waiting for us when we walked in! And of course, our nails and blowouts looked FAB after they worked their magic!

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The staffers opening presents after getting shellac nails and blowouts!

Then, I had Elements Limousine Service pick us up in their new party bus at the salon and take us to CRAVE Restaurant down on the Banks. I wish I would have told the driver to take a scenic route because we had SO much fun on the bus! It had two large TV screens, room to walk and dance around, and an amazing sound system! But, within a few minutes, we were at CRAVE, and boy were we hungry!

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The party bus!

So, we loaded up on apps, entrees and yummy cocktails. Since I have a bun in the oven (woohoo!), I thought I’d just be doing water for the night but the server told me about this amazing “Cranberry Bubbles” virgin cocktail with fresh cranberries, ginger ale, thyme, rosemary and other fresh herbs. It was SO delish! The favorite among the drinker Chic’ers was the “Sweet Heat” martini with Bacardi Dragon Berry, white cranberry, mango, jalapeño, and St. Germain.

After dinner, I invited all our Cincy Chic columnists to meet the staffers, because with us being an online publication, many of them had never met before! It was neat to have everyone together and thank them for all that they do to make Cincy Chic special…. toasting to seven successful years and the best one yet to come!

And thank YOU for reading! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support! Get ready for an exciting year ahead because  we have a Chic seven year itch to be even more fab in 2014!!!

Shop Local in Over-the-Rhine this Holiday Season!

Looking for a great place to shop local this holiday season? Over-the-Rhine is the place to go! The OTR Chamber of Commerce just announced its schedule for a number of holiday shopping and entertainment events that will take place throughout November and December, and it sounds awesome!!

Everyone is invited to shop, eat and play locally at dozens of boutiques, stores, restaurants, bars and theaters in historic OTR. The shop local holiday season will be kicked off with BuyCincy (formerly known as Cincinnati Unchained) on November 21!

Cincy Chic had our office in OTR from 2009-2011. I moved our office to Anderson to share a collaborative space with a local ad agency, but I miss OTR sooo much and often visit to get my fix and see all the new places popping up. I’m so proud of how the community has developed over time, and plan to attend several of these events to shop local in OTR this holiday season!

You can learn more about the upcoming events by visiting www.otrchamber.com or checking them out on Facebook!

Shop the Cincinnati Holiday Market November 15-17!

holiday-showIf you want to get your shopping list finished early this year and enjoy what’s sure to be a fabulous girls day out, head to the Cincinnati Holiday Market!

More than 300 chic boutiques will be there and are sure to help you find the right gift for everyone on your list!

The event will be held November 15-17 at the Duke Energy Cincinnati Convention Center.

You can also print a coupon of $3 off one adult ticket. Cincy Chic is one of the event sponsors, so you know you’ll have a fantastic time!

Check Out the Pink Tulip Club’s October Sale!

The Pink Tulip Club is offering 20% to 30% off the boutique’s new styles including cardigans, faux leather jacks and fun tops!

I was just there and they’re packed full of fab fall colors such as cream, grey, auburn, rust, gold and cobalt blue…. and all the best fall fabrics including wool, genuine leather, cashmere and silk!

Since the Pink Tulip Club’s Montgomery location is celebrating its 3 year anniversary this month, all final sale items can be found at 70% off! Much of what you’ll find on the sale rack are great pieces for fall too!

The holiday collection has also arrived at the Pink Tulip Club, so if you’re planning on attending any holiday parties or galas this fall, this is the place to go to find your party dress or gown!

And one of the most exciting announcements the Pink Tulip Club has is that they are now carrying 7 For all Mankind designer denim at the Montgomery location. In order to celebrate this exciting new addition to the store’s inventory, they’re having a giveaway!

If you try on a pair of the 7 For All Mankind denim, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a pair of tickets to The Duke energy Convention Center’s Holiday Market! The Pink Tulip Club is giving away 20+ tickets so you’ll have several chances to win! If you’re a lucky winner, you’ll be contacted via phone or email and will be announced in the November Pink Tulip Club email!

Pink Tulip Club actually provided all the clothing for Cincy Chic’s Bras with Flair Fashion Show last Friday, and I wanted every. single. piece!!!! Click here to check out the photos Cincinnati.com’s photog snapped at the event!

Dress for Success Cincinnati Fashion Show Sept. 19!

0-1.1AA1Dress for Success Cincinnati will be putting on “The Fashion Show” Thursday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Located at 151 West 5th Street in Cincinnati the reception begins at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon, program and Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

The day will include a delicious lunch and amazing fashion show featuring fall fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue. Clients from Dress for Success Cincinnati will model and tell their own stories during the event as well!

Unfortunately, I have a Star64 shoot already scheduled for that day, so I can’t go. But Cincy Chic’s new editorial intern Kathryn Shepherd will be covering the event, and will be posting a post-show blog with pics and a review of the featured fashions! To RSVP to the event, click here!

Cheers to Art Summer Sale!

217Head to Cheers to Art for up to 50% off at their end of summer sale! They just opened a second location in Over-the-Rhine but you can still visit their original location in Madeira for this great bargain!

The sale starts August 21 and runs through August 31. Cheers to Art is open Wednesday – Saturday at 1 p.m.

Purchase summer hats and scarves for 40% off, select T-shirts for just $20, select summer jewelry at 50% off and summer bags for 40% off.

As Cincinnati’s premier painting studio and boutique, you can enjoy art as entertainment, painting, wine and gifts.

Eat, drink, paint and be merry with hands-on art instruction where the ladies will walk you through a full painting in one night. They offer scheduled classes including ladies’ night, drawing sessions or private parties.

To learn more about Cheers to Art, click here or here to check out the articles we wrote about them on Cincy Chic!